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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander John Stringer (1903-1969)

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Alexander John Stringer
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Lawyer, MLA (1946-1949), judge.

Born at Whitehorse, Yukon in 1903, he received a BA degree from the University of Toronto and, in 1933, a Bachelor of Law from the University of Manitoba. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1937, then served as a barrister with the firm of Thorvaldson and Company until his appointment as senior judge of the Manitoba Juvenile and Family Court in November 1959. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1962. He was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg K-40 Club, University of Manitoba Alumni Association, and John Howard Elizabeth Fry Society, and a President of the Naval Officers Association and the Manitoba Bar Association (1962-1963). Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1945, as a naval representative, he was defeated in the 1949 general election. He died at Winnipeg on 13 February 1969.

Sources:

“Province names ten lawyers Queen’s counsels,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 December 1962, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1969, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2019

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